A guide to thrifting in St Petersburg

Since moving to St Petersburg from the UK, I have been on a mission to hunt down cheap and sustainable ways to shop. Back in England I am an avid thrifter, meaning that I love buying things in second hand shops! It is so helpful to do this as a student who needs to save… Continue reading

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Visiting the Flea Market at Udelnaya

Looking for something to do this weekend and maybe pick up a unique souvenir? Head north down the Metro and check out the flea market at Udelnaya. If you like garage sales, this will be right up your alley. It’s easy to find, just outside Udelnaya station. Once you exit the metro, you’ll see a train… Continue reading

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A trip to Izmailovsky Market

Izmailovsky market

On Sunday my friend Shen and I ventured into the eastern reaches of Moscow for the Izmailovsky Market. It was a fascinating and often bewildering experience.   Souvenir Hunting   The market scene is quite hard to describe. It’s a mixture of Soviet kitsch, Disney Land and a medieval market. The market stalls sell a… Continue reading

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Art Weekend, Moscow

Art Weekend

Art Weekend, Moscow This weekend, Moscow’s Design Centre (Центр дизайна), Artplay, is hosting Art Weekend, a market for all lovers of unique handmade gifts and crafts. With over 200 sellers, the autumn Art Weekend promises to be the place to buy one-of-a-kind souvenirs and Christmas gifts. The market has already enjoyed great success in the… Continue reading

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